JOIN US ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING SYMPOSIUM.  PLEASE CLICK THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING SYMPOSIUM HOUSE IMAGE AT THE LEFT TO VISIT THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE TO SEE HOW WE ARE WORKING TO ADVOCATE FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, RENT EVICTION PREVENTION FUNDING AND TENANT'S RIGHTS.  YOU WILL FIND RESOURCES AND DATA AND STATISTICS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING ISSUES IN BOTH ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND.

 

Visit the website at www.aacaffordablehousingsymposium.org

Our Mission

The mission of the Chase Home is to carry out the legacy of Hester Chase Ridout by her Will of 1886, by supporting women to overcome hardships, achieve stability and have safe housing; and utilize the Chase-Lloyd House to support this mission.

Our Vision

The Chase Home will be recognized for supporting women facing hardships, for preserving and repurposing the historic Chase-Lloyd House and for being a vital community partner.

Our Need

The Chase Home relies on donations to help fund program costs associated with supporting women facing hardships.  

Our History

 

Hester Chase Ridout, by her Will of 1886, established a trust for her property at 22 Maryland Avenue and set forth in her Articles of Incorporation a company to be named The Chase Home and controlled by a Board of Trustees for the purpose of providing housing for women suffering the" viccissitudes of life."  In 1889, the Chase Home was established.  

 

For more than 130 years, the Chase Home has been operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide a boarding house for aged, destitute and infirm women at the historic Chase-Lloyd House.  The organization has served hundreds of women since its founding.  

 

While we are no longer operating as an independent living facility for women today, we utilize the house to support our mission.  

 

A New Chase Home

No longer able to house lone women onsite, the Chase Home is committed to assisting housing insecure women offsite with the following goals:

  • Providing safe, affordable and accessible housing for women facing housing insecurity in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
  • Responding to the ongoing shortage of affordable housing in Anne Arundel County, we will work with public agencies and develop partnerships to find solutions to ensure the County includes new affordable housing opportunities for women.
  • Advocating for safe, affordable and accessible housing for women in Anne Arundel County.
  • Providing financial support for affordable housing programs devoted to ensure safe, affordable and accessible housing through a grantmaking process and with targeted funds.

Housing insecurity is an ongoing issue for Anne Arundel County families.  Seventy-five percent of these families are single women who are head of household with children.  Now with the recent expiration of an eviction moratorium, inflation, and demand for affordable housing in Anne Arundel County, many women are challenged with increasing housing costs and are at risk of homelessness.

$5,000 i.g. Burton & Co. Community Match Grant

 

Thanks you donors!  We've met our match for the i.g. Burton Community Match Grant Challenge!  We have raised a total $10,795 for Chase Home's Rent Eviction Prevention for Women named the Women's Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) and in partnership with Community Legal Services to prevent eviction of women in Anne Arundel County.  We thank all of our donors who helped us raise $5,000 to match i.g. Burton's Commitment to funding our Women's Rent Eviction Prevention Program with $5,000 for a total of $10,795.  A Big thank you to i.g. Burton for the opportunity and support of our rent eviction prevention programs.

Chase Home Supports Women Facing Eviction

 

The Chase Home partnered with Civil Justice, Community Legal Services and Arundel Community Development Services in support of the County Executive's Renter Eviction Avoidence Program (REAP).  Since August 2021, the Chase Home has provided funding to prevent eviction of single women, many with families, who reside in Anne Arundel County.  

 

Based on the success of the REAP program, the Chase Home Board of Trustees pledged additional funds in support of two programs that prevent eviction of women in Anne Arundel County.  Established in late 2022, the Women's Rent Eviction Emergency Discretionary Fund allows for the immediate disbursement of funds to women facing imminent eviction by partnering with our Benevolence Coalition members who require additional funds to prevent homelessness.  St. Anne's Grants Committee has provided grant funds in support of this program in both 2023 and 2024. 

 

The second program named the Women's Eviction Prevention Program in partnership with Community Legal Services's (CLS) Anne Arundel County Eviction Prevention Legal Program allows Chase Home to refer families at risk of eviction due to loss of income to CLS with confidence that they will receive quality legal assistance to stabilize housing for those at high risk of eviction.  CLS attorneys provide free legal aid and negotiates with landlords to protect the tenant and enable them to stay in their homes.  Chase Home assists their clients by providing funding so that property owners are paid and tenants have an opportunity to get back on their feet.  The outcome for those at risk is overwhelmingly positive and benefits not only the female tenants and their children, but also often benefits the landlords leading to negotiated settlement rather than eviction.  In 2024, St. Margaret's Church approved grant funding in support of this program.  The Chase Home's rent eviction prevention funding programs have made a positive impact on these women's lives, allowing them to keep their homes and get back on their feet.

Our Impact

87 Single Mothers

Number of single mothers who faced rent eviction and stayed in their homes.

 

 

132 Women

Number of women who faced imminent rent eviction and stayed in their homes.

 

189 Children

Number of children who faced homelessness and stayed in their homes.

 

 

Chase Home provided housing assistance to a total of132 women and 189 children.  

Most of the women's financial hardships arise from recent job loss, loss of spouse, chronic illness, disability and the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, contributing to their housing insecurity.  

Chase Home's emergency rent eviction prevention funding made a positive impact on these women's lives, allowing them to keep their homes.

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